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By Daryl Nelson The comedian Josh Denny, who said the term “straight white male is this century’s new n-word,” got

A poet and essayist, Frances Ellen Watkins was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1825.  Orphaned at the age of three,

    By OV Staff Henry Highland Garnet — born a slave, well educated, known for his skills as an

Christal Jordan When we think of loving relationships, we reserve that reality for couples in the throes of a romantic

By Kenny F. Jean “KNOW WHO YOU ARE”

By David Love   Puerto Rican children in 1898, the same year the United States took the island in conquest

By OV STAFF   W.E.B. Du Bois in his office   A pioneering intellectual and controversial figure on the world’s

By OV Staff Matthew Henson     Notorious for discovering the North Pole, Matthew Henson was the first African-American Arctic

John Burr was a prominent 19th-century African American inventor. He is best-known for his invention of the modern rotary lawnmower.

By OV Staff Near penniless, but driven by a consuming desire to educate black youth, Mary McLeod Bethune founded what

A Black male teacher in the New York City public school system joined a recent Q&A with Black male studies

Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and recipient of America’s highest military decoration (1858-1925) A Buffalo Soldier in the

By Frederick Reese Mimi Crown’s story is like millions of others that have been and are being told across America.

BY: SETH WILLIAMS With the compromise of 1877 and the end of the Reconstruction Era in the south, southern white

OV Staff   Harriet Tubman was an African American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born